VG+ Hardcover with red boards and gilt titles and figures to front and spine, no jacket, large 8vo. Reprints 1926 original. xi+308pp. Index, listy of inns by location. 277 figures (maps, b/w plates). VG+. Mild dulling to gilt on front, spine gilt more strongly dulled but clear. Mild shelving soil upper page edges. Clipped (to 1/2" depth) upper edge to corners of ffep and half title page. Binding tight and square, pages clean and unmarked with very mild stress waves (not ripples). Neither remainder no ex-lib.
Orig. maroon cloth. Very good. 308 pp. 217 illustrations include photographs, maps and drawings. Topographical List of Old Inns. Index. "The inns described and illustrated in this book will be found to include most of the chief examples of England, representing each development of the national building tradition, from the fourteenth to the early nineteenth centuries." Wear to extremities.
Fair. Xii, 308 pages, 66 plates, many text illustrations, cloth, rebound ex-library with usual library markings, many pages in the middle of the book are loose and separated along the inner seam, the text is otherwise very good. 1st edition. From the preface: The inn has played a large part in the domestic life of England down the centuries. Always intimately associated with the characteristics of the English people as a center for social life, it still retains a warm place in their hearts. The story of the tavern therefore is associated with the tale of the road and English wayfaring life. Love of travel is a strong characteristic of the English race, yet it co-exists with a feeling for home comforts and a desire to be reminded of familiar things. Thus it is, from the earliest times, that the inn, in spite of its widened functions, has at each stage of its development retained the piquant element of domesticity. The old inns of England are unlike those of other countries. The majority are genuine survivals; they are records of other times and customs and they have a symbolic value for the ordinary traveler. They are generally simple in character, but many have undergone alterations and changes corresponding with each era of social progress. The inns of each period, especially such as remain intact and unaltered, could be described in any treatise dealing with the recognized phases of house building; collectively they present a subject for a monograph.
Very good. Color frontispiece and 277 b/w illustrations and maps. 308pp. 4to, ornately gilt burgundy cloth, some pages slightly wavy in right margins, otherwise very good. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1926.
Very Good+ Clean maroon cloth decorated with gilt. Text tight, clean & intact. Pictorial frontispiece. Numerous B/W photo & drawing illustrations. The story of the tavern. England; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8"-9" tall; 308 pages.
First Edition. Batsford 1925 1st Edition. Numerous Illus. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good / very good. Fading to spine and back cover. Wear to spine ends, edges and corners. Minor foxing to prelims. Binding tight, text and images bright.
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